DE-CIX Chicago goes live at 365 Data Centers

DE-CIX Chicago goes live at 365 Data Centers

13 January 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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DE-CIX has deployed a switch at 365 Data Centers at the company’s facility in Chicago.

The news follows the launch of its third North American IX, DE-CIX Chicago, in December 2020 and make this is the first DE-CIX deployment with 365 Data Centers and the first IX available at their facility in Chicago.

Through the expansion customers at 365 Data Centers in Chicago now have native access to a neutral multi-service interconnection platform, enabling VLAN access for peering, and to reach global carriers, ISPs, content, cloud, and other networks through a single port.

In addition, transport connectivity available through 365 Data Centers’ interconnected network of data centres enables local secondary markets, such as Detroit and Indianapolis, low latency access to DE-CIX Chicago.

“We are pleased to welcome DE-CIX Chicago to CH6 where our Chicago customers can now access DE-CIX’s multi-service interconnection platform for peering and cloud connectivity as well as turnkey access to DE-CIX’s other North American and large global exchanges,” said James Ashton, vice president of network operations at 365 Data Centers.

“DE-CIX is already available from our New York City facility and we look forward to expanding upon our relationship to offer increased access to interconnection services in the markets we serve.”

Additionally, DE-CIX Chicago is interconnected to DE-CIX New York and DE-CIX Dallas through a fully redundant, low-latency private network. This GlobePEER Remote service offers access to over 300 networks in North America with extended reach to 2,100 networks spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

“As one of our first initially deployed switches in the Chicago market, DE-CIX’s partnership establishes both a new DE-CIX location and a new peering point in the Chicago market,” added Ed d’Agostino, general manager of DE-CIX North America.

“365 Data Centers is the newest partner to DE-CIX’s North American ecosystem. Their network of connected data centers extends connectivity to DE-CIX beyond the Chicago metro market. Now, 365 Data Centers’ customers throughout the Midwest can leverage transport to peering to extend reach to carriers and cloud providers available at the DE-CIX Chicago IX, reducing costs while improving overall network performance.”